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Roadblocks set up to catch drivers smoking

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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:47 PM
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This is not about a company's policy, but upholding the law that every company must abide by.
It is illegal to smoke in a company car because it's, by extension, smoking in the workplace.

That being said, it would obviously be a ridiculous waste of police time to set up roadblocks specifically to enforce this law, but then again, this would provide another decent revenue stream for the authorities.




posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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Originally posted by snoochieboochies
The police really should have better things to do with their time. I got pulled over once for flicking a fag but out the window. My crime against humaity was littering lmao.


So YOUR the guy that started that last forest fire




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Use the ashtray fer crying out loud


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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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I thin it owuld be interesting then, for phhilip morris too sue the police! its gunna make peiople not wanna smoke, costing them lots of lost revenue. that would be VERY interesting!



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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So what's next in line - come to our doors and
inspect for cigarettes - one would think the cops
would have better things to do - like catch
criminals



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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Wow....I know about accidental double posts....but a triple??

Sorry...off-topic

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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:52 PM
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It must be the same reasoning they used to ban smoking in bars, clubs and restaurants.
They state that every worker has a right to work in a smoke free environment.
So a company car is a working environment.
This will not be about upholding company regulations.

Before any one want to flame me, i love smoking in my car and i am not planning to quit



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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Yea, I get double and triple posts everyday,
makes me reluntant to post. Let's see if
I can get a single here



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:08 PM
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I doubt they would set up roadblocks to check company cars -
this would pertain to anyone in their own vehicle. Think of
the money spent to do this and its an invasion of privacy.
I can go along with not smoking in public places but my
car is my space, my home is my space.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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We really just need to accept the fact that we live in a non-sensible world gone mad. Non-smokers surely have some legitimate beefs, but silly, non-cost effective legislation such as this makes a mockery of legal systems.

Uh, I need to step out, have a smoke, and calm down.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:17 PM
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So what percentage of the population in the UK drives a company car?



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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Mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, you would think police would have better things to do and personally I feel it should be for companies to enforce. After all, where I have worked in non smoking premises, the employer would take action against any smokers not the police.
But as a non smoker I can see it would be protecting my rights not to have to endure the stink or the health risk caused by a colleague who smokes in the vehicle in which I have to travel.
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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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If something like this is implemented in the US, some serious laws will need to be changed and lots of money diverted. The US government subsidizes all the tobacco companies, goes as far as counting tobacco plants in the farmers fields, sets the prices for tobacco auctions, etc. Big money in the tobacco business for the government. Look at the revenue the government lost when cigarette sales sharply decreased. Very interesting.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:44 PM
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It amazes me that most people on these forums don't bother to read the articles that are linked in the OPs .


Workers were banned from smoking in their company cars as part of the Health Act introduced in 2006.

The law made it illegal in all vehicles used primarily for business purposes by more than one person.

Anyone caught breaking the law faces a £50 fixed penalty fine or a possible court conviction, which carries a £200 fine.

The culprits’ employers will also be informed and also be heavily fined.


This is not about the police enforcing company policy , this is about law that was passed and hidden from the public by being buried in the Health Act .

That is the real threat here , laws that get passed by being hidden in something else .

And by the way , how do the police know which cars are company cars , and which aren't , unless they are clearly marked ? I know I have had several company-vehicles that were unmarked .


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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 02:04 PM
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Key word "company cars"...


In other words... "not your property"



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by ziggy1706
whoa! wait a minute, is this in THE USA? then they should shut down phillip morris and marlboro then..jsut another excuse to mess with the taxpayer and harras him/her. bet if it was an illegal alien, theyde turn thier heads, a non taxpaying thief* remember when seatbelts was the issue like 2 years ago? what a load and waste of taxpayers money. treat us like we still should be tucked itno bed by mommy n daddy.
im a smoker, would liek to quite! but arresting or issuing tickets for something that is perfectly legal..is ILLEGAL
wonder how much bribe money teh judges got for helping conjure of this scheme


Read the article. Its in the UK, not the US and nothing like this would be legal in the US. There are restrictions enough in place for DWI Checkpoints, and even more for registration checks (only a few states allow it, and even then I have seen it done once.)



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 02:31 PM
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There are interstate rest stops in Iowa that ban smoking outside. Smoking is only permitted inside your enclosed vehicles. If your company sent you on a road trip in their vehicle, prohibited you from smoking in the car, and you had to drive thru Iowa....ouch.
LoL.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by zorgon
So what percentage of the population in the UK drives a company car?


I'm don't know how many, but it's not just company cars, as in vehicles that you get to drive as a perk of the job; it's any vehicle that you are driving while you are at work, so it could be a plumber, a bus driver, a policeman
, a lorry driver etc.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 07:34 PM
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Originally posted by RustyShakleford92
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As a smoker, I do find it disgusting to smoke in cars. I hate the smell. And if it's a company car, and the company doesn't want you smoking in it, it should be the companies job to discipline you, not the police. I don't understand the logic here.


A perfect example of Fascism:the merger of the state and corporations, or as Mussolini
put it, corporatism.




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